Sue Perkins

The quick fire, self-depreciating comedy of Sue Perkins has made her a household name and a firm favourite on British television for over twenty years. An accomplished comedian, presenter, writer and actor.

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Biography

Sue is a presenter, writer, actor and comedian. Together with her presenting partner, Mel Giedroyc, Sue first entertained the nation on the popular Light Lunch, which ran for five series before transferring to an evening slot titled Late Lunch. Together they jumped, shouted and gurned their way through countless hours of television, marking the start of a double act that has lasted over 25 years, including the seven series of The Great British Bake Off , the recent BBC Christmas Special with Mary Berry, Mary, Mel and Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You and Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.


Sue hosts the BBC panel show, Insert Name Here which, due to its household success has been commissioned for multiple series. She has appeared on numerous other panel shows, including QI, Have I Got News For You and Argumental on TV and The News Quiz and Just a Minute on radio as well as hosting Dilemma for BBC Radio 4. 


Other TV credits include Thronecast, Climbed Every Mountain, Maestro and the BBC specials The Mekong River with Sue Perkins and Kolkata with Sue Perkins. The most recent of her travelogues, The Ganges with Sue Perkins, aired on the BBC and tells the story of a developing, modern India through the eyes of the millions living along its banks. Sue also went to Louisiana in 2017 to film a special documentary about newly retired Chimps who had previously been kept in captivity for medical testing – Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary aired on New Year’s Day on BBC.


Over the years, Sue has continued to develop and work on a wide range of solo projects, including documentaries on art, popular fiction and history including her own sitcom, Heading Out, for BBC 2, which she wrote, produced and starred in. Her 2015 memoir, Spectacles, garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, reaching the top spot in The Sunday Times paperback non-fiction chart, and in 2017 she returned to the stage touring the UK with her stand up show based on her memoir.
In 2017, Sue was chosen to host the prestigious BAFTA Television Awards, live from the Royal Festival Hall.

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